Brown County 4-H news and updates


February 6th – 4 Hour Photography Workshop – Using Your Phone 4:00pm at the Extension Office

20 – Extension Office closed on President’s Day


Are you interested in photography? Then we have a competition just for you! The photo project promotes self-expression and teaches the correct use of photo equipment and development processes. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome photographer Craig Seger to share his photography techniques this year.

The first photo workshop will take place on February 6, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the Extension Office. The theme is “Taking pictures with a cell phone”. If you would like to take part in the workshop, please register by Thursday, February 2ndnd. Contact the Extension Office for more information.


The following major exhibition passes have arrived at the Extension Office:

  • Houston stock show
  • San Angelo Stock Show
  • Stock Fair in San Antonio
    • We ask for this when you drive to San Antonio to collect your passports February 9thth. Nick will be leaving on February 10thth and takes passports that have not been picked up.

If you have registered for one of these shows and will NOT be attending or have any other questions, contact Nick Gonzales.



All breeding animals such as: heifers, breeding sheep, breeding goats and breeding pigs must present a veterinary health certificate within 30 days of issue.

breeding gilts:

All certificates must be issued on or after January 17, 2022 stating:

A. Leptospirosis vaccination with vaccine containing the following strains: Canicola, Hardjo, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Grippotyphosa and Pomona is required for breeding pigs within 30 days of the date of sale (on or after January 17, 2022). The vaccination date must appear on the health certificate.

B. A statement must appear stating that the animal has not been garbage fed, has not been exposed to swine fever or pseudorabies, is not from a quarantine herd, has not had PRV in the past six months, or has had the entries itself.

C. Identification of the gold plating must be included in the form of a validation number and ear notches on the health certificate.

D. ALL gilts must have tested negative for brucellosis and pseudorabies. The blood test must have been taken within 30 days of the show. The results should be listed to health. Certificate. Market animals do NOT require health papers.


All breeding animals such as: heifers, breeding sheep, breeding goats and breeding pigs must present a veterinary health certificate within 30 days of issue.


1. Veterinary Inspection Certificate issued within 30 days.

2. A scrapie room ear tag is required for sheep on display.

Market animals do NOT require health papers.


All breeding animals such as: heifers, breeding sheep, breeding goats and breeding pigs must present a veterinary health certificate within 30 days of issue.

Market animals do NOT require health papers.


All breeding heifers must have health papers from a veterinarian within 30 days of exhibition.

Market animals do NOT require health papers.

2022-2023 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation are pleased once again to offer our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to learn about the Texas 4-H for a Opportunity Scholarship to Apply Youth Development Foundation. This year, Texas 4-H members are eligible to apply for scholarships in three areas: High School, Brave Heart, and Engineering. Former Texas 4-H members may apply for scholarships through the college scholarship program. Information is available through the Brown County Extension Office or can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H Foundation website at:

2023 Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship Key Dates

November 1, 2022 – The application will be available online

November 30, 2022 – Submit your intent to the County Office if you wish to apply

December 14, 2022 – Due for County Review

February 15, 2023 until 11:59 p.m. – application deadline

April 28 – April 29, 2023 – Interviews at College Station

May 2023 – Reward Notifications

June 6-8, 2023 – Scholarship Banquets at College Station


Central Texas Farm Credit will award a one-time $2,000 scholarship to five senior high school graduates in 2023. Admission requirements include:

• Applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2023.

• Applicant must be a member of 4-H or FFA.

• Applicant must plan to attend a two-year, four-year, or trade school.

• Applicant must reside within the 19 County Territory of Central Texas Farm Credit.

• Central Texas Farm Credit reserves the right to confirm eligibility requirements.

The FFA Chapter or 4-H Organization of 2023 Scholars will receive a $500 donation. Recipients are selected based on academic performance (GPA, ACT/SAT score), honors, community service, school engagement, extracurricular activities, essay goals, and grammar.

If you are interested, please contact the Extension Office.

The application deadline is March 10, 2023, 4:00 p.m

Calling High School Seniors and College Students! Invest in your future and apply for one of our Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships today!

The closing date for entries is March 15, 2023.

Learn more about the different scholarships:

Application details, eligibility and more:


The enrollment process for the 4-H year 2022-2023 begins August 15, 2022. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to enroll and sign up to become an official 4-H member.

As you begin your enrollment for the year, here are some tips for using 4-H CONNECT:

  • If you already have a profile, DO NOT create a new one!
  • If you’ve lost your email address and password, call the County Office so we can reset it for you.
  • Active membership will not be granted until the $25.00 entry fee has been paid on 4-H Connect!
  • You cannot register or attend an event until your profile is ACTIVE.
  • If you are making your re-enrollment for the 4-H year 2022-2023, please ensure you update your address, phone number and email address.
  • For all young people coming to 4-H for the first time in 2022-2023 as third graders, we ask that you do NOT register by September 1st. September 1st is the actual first day of the new 4-H year and is used to calculate grade/age. If a 2nd grade student moving into 3rd grade enrolls before September 1, they will be “tagged” as a Clover Kid, there will be no application fee, and they will be banned as a Clover Kid for the year.

Don’t wait until the last minute to register because after October 31stSt the cost increases to $30!!

If you are currently having trouble logging into 4-H, we recommend that you wait until September 1stSt. The system has been updated and is currently experiencing issues.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service educational programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, the US Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas are working together

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